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Deborah Ross, Former Wake County Legislator, To Challenge Sen. Richard Burr PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 06:16

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Progressive Democrat Deborah Ross, a former Wake County state legislators, has announced she will seek her party's nomination for the Senate seat now held by Republican Richard Burr.

Ross made the announcement in a video released overnight Tuesday.

 "I don't have every answer, and I won't promise to make all problems immediately disappear. But what I do have is a strong faith in America's promise to make people's lives better," Ross said in her campaign video.

Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey is also seeking the Democratic nomination.

Burr has a primary challenger. Greensboro resident Larry Holmquist is seeking the Republican Party's nomination. He says Burr isn't conservative enough. He says his top priority would be national defense.

Roy Cooper Makes Gubernatorial Campaign Official, Says Gov. McCrory's Priorities Wrong For North Carolina PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 05:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - "It's time for a governor who believes that we should measure our state by the success of regular working folks." With that declaration, Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper made his campaign to unseat Gov. Pat McCrory official.

At Nash Community College, Cooper told supporters the state needs new priorities and that Republican McCrory has taken the state down the wrong path.

Cooper's daughters opened his announcement event, recounting their love for, and experience with, their father. The candidate also talked about his late parents.

Cooper's website is roycooper.com.

He was elected Attorney General in 2000 and is serving his fourth term.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 05:40
Attorney General Roy Cooper Expected To Announce Run For Governor Monday PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 October 2015 05:17

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper has alerted news media of a "special announcement" he will make Monday evening in Rocky Mount. Speculation is that Cooper will make official his desire to challenge Gov. Pat McCrory for the governor's seat.

The announcement is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Nash Community College. Cooper grew up in Nashville.

For months now, Cooper has occasionally made comments critical of McCrory and the Republican-led legislature.

His website, roycooper.com, carried this posting ahead of the Rocky Mount event:

Roy Cooper For North Carolina
We'll be back.
Monday, October 12, 6:00 p.m.

To challenge McCrory, Cooper will first have to vanquish at least one other Democrat. Durham attorne Ken Spaulding announced months ago that he wants to be the next governor.

Legendary GOP Strategist Jack Hawke To Be Honored Posthumously At N.C. GOP Hall of Fame Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 October 2015 05:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - He served as state Republican Party chairman from 1987 to 1995, and now the late Jack Hawke will be honored by Republicans at its Hall of Fame dinner in November.

A tribute to Hawke will be narrated by Gov. Pat McCrory, according to a GOP email.

Hawke was a key member of then Mayor McCrory's campaign team and continued to advise the new governor until health issues forced him to scale back his professional duties.

Hawke died in 2013.

The GOP dinner will also feature a keynote address from Sen. Richard Burr, who is seeking re-election.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2015 05:32

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